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Michael Warren swla

Michael Warren was born in 1938 and lives in Nottinghamshire, England with wife Kate. They have a son Simon and daughter Clara. He studied at the College of art, Wolverhampton. He started painting full-time in 1972, and has developed his art in conjunction with active birdwatching, all pictures being derived from field observations. Early paintings contained very decorative backgrounds to the bird subject. This emphasis has gradually given way a greater realism while retaining a strong design element. Pictures are painted with acrylics or watercolours on pure rag paper. He has studied birds extensively in Britain and the USA, also in Europe, the Pacific and Africa.

He is President of Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers.

He is a member of The Society of Wildlife Artists, (Treasurer 1994 - 2014)

He is a founder member of Nature in Art (National Wildlife Art Collection), at Wallsworth Hall, Gloucestershire. Work in permanent collection.

Work used by Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

Lithographs published by Christies' Contemporary Art, London.

Work at 'Animals in Art' Royal Ontario Museum, Canada, 1975.

Exhibited South-Eastern Wildlife Exposition, South Carolina, USA, 1986/87.

International Exhibition by Contemporary Wildlife Artists. D'Apres Nature, Galerie D'Art Municipale, Villa Vauban Luxembourg, 1989.

Animali nell' Arte. Museo Civico di Zoologia. Rome Italy. 2001

Nature in Art. Wallsworth Hall. 20th century Masters. 2002

2nd International Exhibition of Animals in Contemporary Art - Rome, Turin, Barcelona, London - 2002-2003.

One man exhibitions:

Moorland Gallery, London 1972/4/7/9.

Carl Battaglia Gallery, New York, 1978.

Bedford Library, England, RSPB sponsored, 1980.

Barbican Arts Centre, London, 1984.

Jane Neville Gallery, Aslockton, Nottinghamshire & London, 1988.

Wildlife Art Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk, 1994/98/2001/2003.

Hoste Gallery, Burnham Market, Norfolk, 1996.

In Focus Gallery, London, 1996/98/99/2000

Auditorium Sa Maniga, Cala Millor, Mallorca. 2000

Conservatoire du Patrimoine Naturel de savoie. Le Prieure, le-Bourget-du Lac. France 2001

Focus Gallery. Nottingham. 2001/2003.

Spotlight Gallery, Newark Town Hall. 2000/2001/2004

Casa da Cultura, Alpera, Albacete. Spain. 2001

WWT Slimbridge Dec 2001 - Feb 2002.

On the Wildside Gallery. Malvern. Worcestershire. March. 2002

WWT London Wetland Centre Sep/Oct 2002

WWT  Slimbridge, 2005

WWT  London Wetlands, 2005

Wildlife Art Gallery, Lavenham original paintings for 'Images from Birding', 2007

Viner Gallery, 2009
Wolverhampton Grammar School.    My old school, and gallery named after my art master , Charles Viner.  Charles was able to attend my exhibition in March, but sadly died in September aged 101.

Wildlife Art Gallery, Lavenham, June 2010

WWT Slimbridge Glos.  2011

Wildlife Art Gallery, Lavenham original paintings for 'Amercan Birding Sketchbook' 2012

Postage Stamp Designs:

Waterbirds - British Post Office, 1980.

Native & Migratory Birds, Republic of Marshall Islands, 1990-1992.

Conservation Stamp Designs:

National Audubon Society, USA, 1984/85/86/87/88/89/90/91/92/93/94/95/96/97/01

UK Habitat Stamp, 1996.

Major Commissions:

1985/6/7 Unicover Corporation, USA. Paintings from 50 States of USA.

1990/1/2 Unicover Corporation/Ducks Unlimited, USA 50 Paintings of North American wildfowl.

Tarmac HBM UK Series of calendars 1995 - 2000 depicting wildlife in their quarries

Books:

1984 'Shorelines', Hodder & Stoughton, London & Times Books, New York.

1998 'Field Sketches', Arlequin Press, Chelmsford, England.

1999 'Langford Lowfields 1989-99', Arlequin Press, Chelmsford, England.

2001 'Le Lac du Bourget', Gallimard, Conservatoire du Littoral. Paris. France.

2007 'Images from Birding' published Langford Press

2012 'American Birding Sketchbook'

2014 'Taking Flight!

Work Published In:

1986 20th Century Wildlife Artists, Croom Helm/Overlook Press.

1992 'Wind, Wad & Waterverf', B&P, Groningen, The Netherlands.

1993 'Portrait of a Living Marsh', Inmerc BV, The Netherlands.

1995 'Artists for Nature in Extremadura', Wildlife Art Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk.

1995 'Where the Wild Goose Flies', Ginn, England.

1997 'Pintores de la Naturaleza', Banco Central Hispano y SEO/Birdlife.

1998 'Modern Wildlife Painting', Pica Press, England.

2000 'Drawn To The Forest', Wildlife Art Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk.

2005 'Aig An Oir', Langford Press/SWLA

2006 Great Fen - Langford Press/ ANF         
            Sails, Wind and Meadow Birds.- ANF

2012 Art for the Love of Sark

Artists For Nature Foundation:

1990/1 Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands, (book 'Wind, Wad & Waterverf'), exhibition Slot Zeist,               The Netherlands, 1992.

1992 Biebrza Valley, Polland, (book 'Portrait of a Living Marsh'), exhibition Slot Zeist, 1993.

1994 Extremadura, Spain (book 'Artists for Nature in Extremadura'), exhibition Slot Zeist & Madrid,           1995

1995 Wexford, Ireland, exhibition Dublin, Ireland, 1996.

2002 Quinto do Lago. Portugal.

2003 Tumbes Forest Peru and Ecuador.

2004/5 Great Fen Project

2005 Molenproject   -   Windmills in Holland

Awards:

1997 Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Art Award, Society of Wildlife Artists exhibition,            London.

School Work:

2000 Bayston Hill Primary School. Shrewsbury. Tarmac sponsored work during an Arts week.

2002 Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School. Newark. Birdwatching and drawing during an Arts week.

2007  Maun Infants School, Ollerton, Notts. Work with pupils connected to National Gallery 'Take            one Picture'


 
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